Synth Magic has released FZed, a new instrument for Kontakt 4 and above that utilises sounds sampled into a FZ-1 sampler which has added its own sonic stamp on the sounds.
The sounds are from a collection that have been made over the decades of experimentation with an FZ-1 sampler and endless sessions with lots of drum machines, classic vintage synths and lots of oddball machines. The sounds make use of the great filter of the FZ-1. All sounds were then re-sampled through vintage valve pre-amps and mapped into Kontakt.
A custom GUI allows easy tweaking and 200 preset nki's are supplied to get some musical adventures going straight away. Sample library size is just under 1GB.
The Effects section has a large selection of custom IR's for the convolution reverb.
The drum sounds have a depth to them similar in vibe to the classic Emu sp1200. They are all arranged into kits selectable from a drop down menu from the GUI. There are also lots of other samples all arranged and selectable from the drop down waveform menu:
- Analogue and digital bass sounds.
- Pads and strings.
- Old skool rave sounds.
- Dance pianos.
- Dance sounds.
- Choral sounds.
- Breathy 80s synth sounds.
All sounds are loaded into Kontakt at the same time and a easy to use drop down menu allows for easy selection of samples. Samples are streamed off disk so small memory footprint.
If you make any sort of electronic music there is something for you in this library of sounds. Suitable for New wave/Depeche Mode John Foxx type music, film scores, Boards of Canada/TRS-80, M83 type tracks, dance music, Calvin Harris, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, etc.
Price: £8.95 for introductory period.
Available from synthmagic.co.uk/fzed